Susan Granger

Susan Granger
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Susan Granger is a product of Hollywood. Her natural father, S. Sylvan Simon, headed production at Columbia Pictures; her adoptive father, Armand Deutsch, produced at MGM. As a child, she appeared in movies with Abbott & Costello, Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Margaret O'Brien, and Lassie. She attended Mills College, studying journalism with Pierre Salinger, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. For more than 25 years, Susan has been on radio and television either as an anchorwoman and internationally syndicated movie/drama critic. Her celebrity interviews and articles are published in newspapers and magazines around the world including Redbook, Family Circle, Ladies Home Journal, Playboy, Cosmopolitan, Working Woman, and The New York Times, as well as Paris Match, Cinema Magazine (France), Ici Paris, Tele Sept Jour, L'Officel Homme, Gala (Germany), Set (Brazil), Petra (Germany), Gente (Italy), Eve (Hong Kong), News Limited Newspapers (Australia) and other international publications.
Location: USA
Official Websites: susangranger.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
6/10 90% Run (2020) With this sadistic, insidious portrayal, Sarah Paulson has become TV's malevolent angel-of-mercy - and newcomer Kiera Allen is a revelation. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
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9/10 89% Mank (2020) Aimed at cinephiles, it's a bitterly caustic yet immersive footnote to cinematic history. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
6/10 86% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Silly, satirical and subversive, it's guaranteed to offend almost everyone. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
5/10 25% Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Country-fried family drama, a resonant slice of rural Americana, filled with sociopathic characters in search of a story. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
8/10 95% The Life Ahead (2020) Authentic and empathetic, it's seductively powerful for its indelible performances. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2020
5/10 50% The Witches (2020) Robert Zemeckis' creepy remake is not as bewitching as it should be. - www.susangranger.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2020
4/10 43% LX 2048 (2020) So predictable and formulaic that it should appeal only to dystopian sci-fi enthusiasts. - www.susangranger.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
7/10 45% A Rainy Day in New York (2020) Woody Allen's sophisticated new romantic comedy is sweetly sprinkled with nostalgic 20th-century cultural touchstones. - www.susangranger.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
4/10 40% Rebecca (2020) Flimsy, flat and forgettable -- this 80 year-old Hitchcock classic should not have been remade. - www.susangranger.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
7/10 91% Enola Holmes (2020) So delightfully subversive that it deserves to become a Netflix series. - www.susangranger.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2020
7/10 86% On The Rocks (2020) Deceptively sly and bittersweet, it's aimed specifically at young women. - www.susangranger.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2020
6/10 78% Radium Girls (2020) Sympathetic, if awkward and unevenly paced, docudrama chronicling a shameful chapter in U.S. labor history. - www.susangranger.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2020
8/10 90% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Aaron Sorkin's incisive courtroom drama is a showcase for the superb acting ensemble. - www.susangranger.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
3/10 32% Death of Me (2020) Occasionally, there's a movie that's so dumb, dull and tedious that one wonders who and why it ever got made. - www.susangranger.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
5/10 81% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Frustrating and fantastical, it's Charlie Kaufman at his most eerie, abstract, and confusing. You'll need a lot of patience to sit through it. - www.susangranger.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
7/10 68% The Artist's Wife (2020) Despite the pulpy plot, Lena Olin and Bruce Dern deliver memorable performances. - www.susangranger.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
8/10 92% Togo (2019) Exciting adventure, correcting an error in the history books. - www.susangranger.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
9/10 88% The Social Dilemma (2020) Cautionary and relevant -- a MUST SEE! - www.susangranger.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
6/10 66% The Secret Garden (2020) Fanciful fable, blurring the elusive line between a child's imagination and reality. - www.susangranger.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
7/10 68% The Artist's Wife (2020) Coping with a pulpy plot about a submissive wife, Lena Olin and Bruce Dern - nevertheless - deliver memorable performances. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2020
4/10 64% The Devil All the Time (2020) Grimly futile and voyeuristic - not worth your time. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2020
5/10 58% Infidel (2020) The faith-based story of an arrogant Christian blogger - who deliberately insults Muslims on Cairo TV - preaches to the choir. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
8/10 92% Togo (2019) It's a treacherous, true tale, correcting an error in the history books. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
6/10 70% The One and Only Ivan (2020) Reminiscent of "Charlotte's Web," it's a touching, tender tale for tiny tots... - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2020
8/10 74% Mulan (2020) Exciting, action-packed live-action remake - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2020
8/10 67% The Burnt Orange Heresy (2020) An intriguing, compelling caper, exploring the concept of art and authenticity. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2020
6/10 15% The Vanished (2020) Sinister and suspenseful - there's a harrowing revelation, reminiscent of an M. Night Shyamalan script. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2020
5/10 48% Unhinged (2020) Menacing Russell Crowe stars in this road-rage rampage that's certainly not worth risking a trip to the theater; wait for it on VOD. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2020
4/10 51% The Pale Door (2020) One Dalton gang member perfectly sums up my reaction to this inane, inept horror/Western: "I've had enough of this strange shit." - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
6/10 53% Waiting for the Barbarians (2020) Despite some intriguing performances, it's a sinister, heavy-handed allegory that leaves no doubt about who the brutal barbarians really are. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
3/10 40% You Should Have Left (2020) You should have left this direct-to-DVD disappointment in the Red Box - or never have rented it on VOD. Just don't bother... - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
7/10 49% Made in Italy (2020) Sincerely captivating father-son drama, filled with the scenic splendor of the idyllic Tuscan countryside... - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
3/10 75% The Rental (2020) Dave Franco's exasperating horror/thriller, burdened by a disturbing, frustrating conclusion. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2020
7/10 94% Palm Springs (2020) Skittish, existential sci-fi - perfectly timed for quarantine viewing. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
4/10 81% The Painted Bird (2020) Barbaric, stomach-churning adaptation of Jerzy Kosinski's grim, gruesome novel - under no circumstances would i recommend it. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2020
6/10 63% Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) Will Ferrell's absurdly campy comedy, filled with silly Nordic kitsch - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2020
5/10 39% Blood and Money (2020) A frigid 'survival' thriller, chronicling the familiar futility of B-movie crime - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
6/10 79% Greyhound (2020) Seriously stressful, profiling stoic resilience under pressure - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2020
7/10 81% The Old Guard (2020) Edgy and exciting, filled with intense, action-packed skirmishes. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2020
7/10 68% Fisherman's Friends (2020) A charming, uplifting rom-com with a surprising emotional wallop...a salty, gentle gem that's filled with engaging sea shanties. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
10/10 98% Hamilton (2020) An innovative, vivacious, culturally significant musical that's now available with the original principal Broadway cast. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2020
8/10 92% The Outpost (2020) Intense, indelible and immersive war drama - commemorating courage at his highest level - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2020
7/10 70% 7500 (2020) Taut, intensely suspenseful thriller that won't appear as a choice on your next flight's entertainment roster. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
2/10 8% Artemis Fowl (2020) Disney disasters are rare but this big-budget, live-action fantasy is certainly one of them. It's dreadfully disappointing, not even worth streaming on Disney Plus. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
10/10 93% Da 5 Bloods (2020) Fiercely relevant and timely, featuring a dynamic performance by Delroy Lindo. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2020
6/10 92% The Vast of Night (2020) Strange, spooky retro sci-fi, complete with suspicion about the Soviets and paranoia about UFOs carrying extra-terrestrials. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2020
6/10 88% Shirley (2020) Slyly speculative and sinister, it's an excellent showcase for Elisabeth Moss, who delivers a ferocious performance as mercurial writer Shirley Jackson. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2020
7/10 98% Blow the Man Down (2020) Salty, suspenseful, subtly droll, modern-day murder mystery, reminiscent of the Coen brothers' black comedy thrillers. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
8/10 94% Bad Education (2019) Insidiously enticing, tracing an infamous embezzlement scheme with compelling performances by Hugh Jackman, Allison Janney and Ray Romano. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
8/10 79% Disneynature: Elephant (2020) Sweetly spectacular, particularly when paired with the insightful 'In the Footsteps of Elephant' on Disney Plus. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2020